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Tallon Griekspoor identifies why Novak Djokovic is a nightmare rival

Tallon Griekspoor identifies why Novak Djokovic is a nightmare rival
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Tallon Griekspoor says you must play “very nicely all the match” to have a shot at beating Novak Djokovic and in addition highlighted that the Serb’s means to win even when he’s not taking part in his greatest is an enormous purpose why he’s “the most effective in historical past.” Griekspoor, ranked at No 23 on the earth, has performed in opposition to Djokovic 3 times.

After getting demolished by Djokovic of their first two conferences on the 2021 US Open and 2023 Dubai, 27-year-old Griekspoor competed a lot better in opposition to Djokovic on the current Paris Masters. In Paris, Griekspoor was up by a set earlier than Djokovic got here again to win 4-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 their round-of-16 match.

Griekspoor was competing extraordinarily nicely in opposition to Djokovic however the Serb additionally wasn’t taking part in his greatest as a result of he was hampered by a abdomen bug. Nonetheless, Djokovic discovered a strategy to beat an impressed Griekspoor and in addition overcome his abdomen bug.

Griekspoor on what makes Djokovic ‘the most effective on the earth’

“I had performed in opposition to him twice earlier than and he had utterly destroyed me. In Paris, I used to be a unique tennis participant. I performed higher, it is true that possibly he wasn’t 100%, however three days later he received the match.

He was nicely sufficient to play. Djokovic is Djokovic. That is what makes him so good. He confirmed, additionally final week in Turin, why he’s the most effective participant on the earth, in all probability the most effective participant in historical past. To beat him you must play very nicely all the match.

I performed nicely, I stayed very shut, however not sufficient to beat him. I hope I get one other probability to face him quickly,” Griekspoor advised Punto de Break. Griekspoor possibly did not clinch his first win in opposition to Djokovic in Paris however it was nonetheless a efficiency of which the Dutch might be happy with. It stays to be seen if Griekspoor will get an opportunity to play Djokovic once more in 2024.



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